By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Maria Yager, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – The July 2011 Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) application phase is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. CDT July 18, and remain open until 5 a.m. CDT July 28, allowing Sailors in their orders-negotiation window to review and apply for duty assignments.
The active duty and Full Time Support application phase was scheduled to open July 13, but was delayed due to technical difficulties. As a result Navy Personnel Command has extended the July application phase by two days, giving Sailors in their orders-negotiation window approximately 10 days to review and apply for advertised jobs and minimizing impact to the fleet.
“We regret having to delay the application phase, but it is important to remember that CMS/ID does not operate on a first come, first served basis,” said Captain Michael White, assistant commander, Navy Personnel Command for Career Management (PERS-4). “Sailors are equally considered for an assignment whether they apply on the first day or last day of the application process.”
The application phase allows Sailors time to review advertised jobs and consider their career and personnel options before making an application, either on their own or through their career counselor.
CMS/ID has six phases each month; a requisition load phase where available billets are uploaded into the system; a requisition scrub phase where Navy officials validate uploaded billets; an application phase where Sailors in their orders-negotiation window can review and apply for advertised assignments; a command comments phase where commands may review, rank and comment on applications to advertised billets at their command; a detailer selection phase where detailers match applicants to jobs; and a system maintenance phase.
Sailors may log into CMS/ID anytime after the detailer selection phase to see if they have been selected for orders.
Some factors a detailer must weigh when matching Sailors to jobs include the Sailors desires, qualifications, career progression and cost to the Navy.
Sailors can learn more about CMS/ID from their command career counselor or at Navy Personnel Command’s CMS/ID Web page at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/enlisted/cmsid/Pages/default2.aspx.